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Jul 15, 2010 11:00am EDT
project going on here. davis did not work for maryland state highway but rather a subcontractor involved in the project. in forestville, megan mcgrath, news 4. >> davis is from briantown, maryland. jerry edwards joins us with the latest in traffic. >>> good morning, to you and everyone. a lot of road works and hefty delays because of it. virginia, northbound i-95 to the outer loop of the beltway, look very carefully. two lanes. the left lane is closed and traffic is quite slow because of it. there is also on southbound 95 headed to newington,there, the right lane is blocked delays leaving the capital beltway. maryland, on the outer loop, greenbelt road, left side of the roadway blocked. delays from north on route 50. the good news is, if you are headed southbound, the inner loop, no worries there. travel lanes are open. eun? >>> thank you. taking a live look outside. it is 91 degrees at 11:04. we have sunshine. with this humidity, you know we are going to be burning out there. >> everybody that's come into the office this morning has passed by my desk. wendy rieger included and jim hanle
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Jul 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
get damaging winds across northern virginia and the much of maryland and into the mountains. highs into the low 90s. lower humidity for the day tomorrow and more humid again friday and saturday. the hot weather continues into the first part of the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> we're doing pretty well, the drive along 290 northbound, all travel lanes are open, no hangup theres. just watch for the construction barrels. over to ox enhill, maryland and look on the beltway, inner loop is okay, outer loop from 210 to saint barnabus road, heads-up. they should be picking that up about any time. >>> police are trying to figure out who killed a well known art terrori ist from montgomery county and dumped her body. she was restoring paintings for heads of state and famous hollywood celebrities. on monday her family reported her missing after she didn't return to her rockville home. later police found her body wrapped in a blanket in the alley. police did find tire tracks near the scene. a male suspect is being questioned by police. he has not been charged. >> at this point detectives
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Jul 3, 2010 8:00am EDT
please have issue ad vehicle description, a black 1999 nissan sentra which maryland please 5fg-e 91. those pleats 5fg-e91. if you see the suspect or child don't approach them because you can put the child in danger or yourself. but do call police if you do come across either of these people. again, amber alert issued for jarn gomez, a 4-year-old hispanic male taken from in front of the metro station here at mount vernon square in washington. prince george's county police and d.c. police are working together on this one. we're lichb northwest. now back to you. >>> 8:01. time to check in with kim martucci for a look at our weather. enjoy today, right? >> yeah. bottle it. >> can we put it in this? >> yeah, sure. it will turn steamy here into next week. we'll ease into those 90s one day at a time today. it's a trip into 80s. we're watching the washington monument. clear skies. gorgeous start. perhaps you're getting in that morning routine, jog or walk. humidity is not bad. 69 degrees with dew points in the 50s, feels good. humidity is 53%. southwest within at 7:00. how do we compare? ha
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Jul 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
calling two suspects. back to you. >> thank you, derrick ward in fairfax. >>> authorities in maryland think they have found the person responsible for two separate mother/daughter murders in the same neighborhood. back on january of last year, police found karen lofton and her daughter, charissa, shot to death in their house in maryland. then in march they found the remains of 42-year-old dolores dewitt and her daughter, ebony, in a burned-up car just a few blocks away. initially police felt the murders were a coincidence. but now sources tell news 4 they are looking at one man for both crimes. the suspect is 27 years old. he apparently lived in that neighborhood. he's not >> the small seepages we are finding right now do not present at least aat this point any indication there is a threat to the wellbore. if so, we would take immediate action. >> bp said the cost of dealing with the oil spill has reached nearly $4 billion. >>> questions about bp's role in the release of a convicted terrorist could be part of the first u.s. visit from britain's new prime minister. david cameron will m
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Jul 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
washington. out in the mountains in the 40s again this morning, second morning in a row, western maryland, west virginia. eastern shore, upper 50s and right at the atlantic beaches, it's a cool morning but a terrific day under way with a clear sky. we'll have lots of sunshine, we certainly do need pran. it does not appear we're going to have any chance of rain all the way into next week as this enormous area of high pressure will give us plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow. the low humidity will be in place through sunday and heating trend as we get into the weekend. highs today low 80s, mid-90s on the fourth of july. getting humid next week. >>> as we get under way, hard to tell from this picture, authorities were responding to an accident on the beltway inner loop. we'll look around and see what we can see. elsewhere over on the beltway, prince george's county on the inner loop and outer loop, they are still picking up the overnight road work. we're doing pretty well as friday morning gets under way. >> we are following a breaking story out of center vil, virginia, a fire ungulfed a h
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Jul 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers passing mainly to the south of washington and those are pulling away. there are still a few lingering showers in northeastern maryland moving to the east. we have another disturbance approaching us later today that may bring us late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. before that it should be partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid-90s today. remaining steamy tonight and tomorrow. during the day on wednesday, morning lows mid-70s afternoons again into the mid to low 90s. then lower humidity ought move am briefly. highs in the mid-90s both days. >> it's looking pretty good as we get going here. along the 95 corridor, right now fredericksburg all the way up to the beltway and 395, should find all lanes open. let's head to the american legion bridge. authorities are dealing with an accident on the outer loop. single car accident. somebody smacked into the jersey wall. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. volume is so light it's not creating a delay. we'll keep an eye on it an
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Jul 2, 2010 11:00am EDT
. >> i think they should swap them for a couple of maryland terrapins. >>> everybody is in a weekend holiday mood. we have the weather to go with it. we have been basking in the flower of this low humidity with a bright blue sky and sparkling sunshine. today, no different. there is the theme overlooking northwest washington in the foreground from our sky watcher camera, about 300 feet up. we can see downtown that's going to be the scene of the big parades and fireworks display. it's under 75 at national airport where the precipitation so far this year is running almost six inches below average. don't the area lawns show it. everything is looking parched. in prince george's county, mid-70s. it has mihit the mid to upper 7. right near the chesapeake bay, the beautiful waters of the bay, a bit of a chop on the bay. annapolis, 72. the bay water temperatures are near 80. it it quite warm. great for activity on the bay this week conditioned as well as the atlantic beaches from lewis, delaware, down to ocean city. terrific weather for the beaches. look at the lows we had this morning. it wa
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Jul 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
degrees in washington right now. 79 in fairfax. 81 in manassas. 86 degrees in frederick, maryland. gaithersburg, 81 right now after a 53-degree start this morning. manassas, virginia, dropped down to 50 this morning. currently at 80 degrees with the sunshine. if you are one of the lucky ones, you got the tickets to watch the nationals take on the new york mets. first pitch time, 7:05. perfect baseball weather. temperature about 78 degrees at first pitch. there is the good night forecast. clear skies, temperatures back down into the low 70s by 11:00 p.m. a clear and quiet evening coming up. big warm-up arrives on sunday. the fourth of july. and by the looks of it, that big warm-up may be sticking around through much of the upcoming workweek. we'll detail that in the seven-day forecast. you need to be bracing yourself for more. perhaps near 100 degree heat coming our way very, very soon. >> we'll see you in a bit. thank you. >>> about 35 million americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles this holiday weekend. according to aaa, that's a big increase from last year when fewer t
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Jul 21, 2010 11:00am EDT
also say that miss naimi knew the suspect. 35-year-old raymond williams of kensington, maryland, is charged with first-degree murder. he has a bond hearing scheduled today at 1:00 this afternoon. police say he worked in the same warehouse area as miss naimi. she was reported missing sunday by a relative and found dead in the district in northwest the next day. the police will fnot say how sh died. her business partner tells us he lost a good friend and artist. >> i have been involved in a working relationship with her for several years. she has been my day-to-day working companion for the last approximately six months. she was an amazing person and a wonderf wonderful artist and will be surely missed. >> reporter: miss naimi had an extensive rest are may, owned a gallery at one time and worked here to restore art and worked as an art consultant. police in montgomery county will not release a motive. again, that bond hearing is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. we will have more for you tonight. barbara, back to you. >> thank you, elaine. >>> some of the passengers on board that uni
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Jul 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
counties in orange, still under an excessish heat advisory. most of maryland, western maryland and west virginia mid-70s. we can blame this area of high pressure that will give us another day with extreme heat with high s reaching 100 degree. today we may have had a record day for washington. steaming humidity tomorrow friday and saturday. and a chance of some much-needed rain as well. highs in the mid-90s tomorrow. near 90 on friday and again on saturday. let's check traffic jerry. how are we doing. >> good morning, everyone. we're doing pretty well. had a long holiday weekend and a break from the road work. crews went back at it last night. on the maryland side over near route 4 and 5. 14th street bridge doing all right. let's head over to maryland. over the beltway, kenilworth avenue, both the inner loop and outer loop appear to be doing okay. joe and eun? >> the extreme heat isn't just taking a toll on the people, it includes power lines to the metro track. >> slow, hot. a lot of people complaining. >> reporter: some of them are on this red line metro train during tuesday's rush hou
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Jul 16, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >> cleveland cavaliers' guard pleaded guilty to weapons and traffic charges in maryland. he was sentenced to eight months of electronic monitoring and two years of unsupervised probation. a dash cam video was showing the nba star being pulled over for speeding. he was apparently something of a rolling armory. he was carrying two loaded hand guns, a loaded shotgun and a knife. >>> this morning a mother hopes someone will come forward with information on the murder of her daughter of the vanessa pham was killed more than two weeks ago. darcy spencer talked with her mother and lead agency handling the investigation. >> i feel angry. >> reporter: the mother of vanessa pham, the 19-year-old fashion design student at the center of a murder mystery that is baffling detectives. >> i cry all the time. >> reporter: pham was found dead in her car june 27th. her toyota scion was captured on video minutes before she was found dead. the clues have not been enough to catch a killer. >> the detectives here and supervisors are phenomenal, the amount of extra hours and time. >> reporter: in a rar
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Jul 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
them. maryland has reported six heat-related deaths. that's the same number maryland had all last year. three deaths have been reported in virginia from the heat and one in the district. definitely time to stay inside. the key today, if you do have to go outside, you want to wear light-colored clothing and have plenty of water with you. otherwise you're going to feel faint. it is extremely hot, unbearable if you're watching this on tv and you're in air conditioning, you're in the best spot in the house. >> good advice. thanks, jane. >>> mandatory water restrictions are in place for people in montgomery or prince george's county. the good news is relief is on the way. they have fixed the cracked water main but the work isn't finished yet. our reporter has been covering this since the dark of morning and she has the latest from potomac, maryland. >> reporter: the damaged section of pipe could be seen sitting along the side of the road this morning. the new segment is in place and work crews have begun to partially backfill the hole. the repair work should be completed sometime today
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Jul 27, 2010 4:30am EDT
patience. jackie benson, news 4 today. >>> there is some good news for maryland residents. water restrictions for montgomery and prince georges counties were finally lifted last night. the storm knocked out power to the plant in potomac for 12 hours. it took several hours to get the plant back online. >> that was the good news. bad news, power outages are affecting many montgomery schools this morning. 59 buildings are still without power. there will be no summer classes, summer camps, recreation programs or meal programs at those buildings today. for an updated list visit the montgomery county school system's website. >>> stay with us throughout the morning for the latest power outage numbers and how it will affect your commute. you can find the latest information at nbcwashington.com. >>> today we may learn what caused the deadliest crash in metro history. national transportation safety board is meeting with investigators before holding a final vote on the probable cause of the redline crash. the boorld issue recommendations on how metro can avoid a similar tragedy in the futur
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Jul 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
front does come our way. right now, we do have a few light showers showing up in western maryland and up near mineral county, west virginia and southern pa. those are drifting to the east. right now it's a steamy morning, 81 in washington, near 80 in prince george's county, mid and upper 70s, arlington and fairfax and generally in the 70s around the entire region from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches on this thursday morning. the main front that could be giving us strong storms later today is out in the ohio valley this morning. and that front h begin to move our way here later today. perhaps around noon time we could have our first thundershower moving in in the viewing area just to our west of the metro region and then by the middle of the afternoon, right around the metro areas, we could have some of those storms coming through 2:00 p.m. to maybe as late as 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. and some individual storms unfortunately could produce some damaging winds. highs before the storms arrive into the low and mid-90s. then lower humidity moving in tonight as we clear out and it
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Jul 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
guardrail. it happened early this morning in durwood, maryland. police are still investigating this accident. no word on the condition of the two injured passengers. >>> road maintenance over northern virginia has reached a critical point. those are the words of fairfax county officials pushing for more funding from the state. county board chair sent a letter to virginia senator yesterday. he's the majority leader and also a democrat from fairfax county. she said the roads have fallen into disrepair, potholes unfixed. grass unmowed. she said fairfax county will receive less than two grand for secondary road construction over the next two years. >>> metro will fix two broken he le be -- escalatorses. riders have been huffing up and down those 120 steps. the work is a slow process because some parts are no longer availab available. >>> if you're traveling on metro. add extra time. work on the red, yellow and blue lines. new york avenue and brentwood station on the red line. delays between shady grove and twin brook on the blue line delays will be between braddock and van dorn and betw
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Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in potomac, maryland. as you see behind me, these power lines are over falls road, causing some cars to actually turn around other. cars like the ones behind me to go in the far lane. hoping to alternate. pepco is hoping to have full power restored throughout montgomery county in 48 hours or later. >> thanks, chris. >>> pepco, the crews are working all around the clock. they have an awful lot of work ahead of them. we have not seen power outages since hurricane isabel in 2003. >> we're joined by pepco's joseph rigby. are you there? >> yes, i am. >> tell us what pepco is doing to get everybody's power turned back on and why is it taking so long? >> well, start with the why. this is a pretty extraordinary storm. it came through yesterday afternoon, 60-mile-an-hour winds have ripped through the metropolitan area. and as i just was listening to your broadcast and the recounting of the trees down, we have reports of over 1400 wears down that you can get a sense of the extent of the damage. with regard to what we're doing to get power restored, we're bringing all of our resources to bear.
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Jul 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
is 27 years old. a graduate of the university of maryland. he has a degree in computer science technology. that he worked for a delivery service and had access to customer databases and used that information to select his targets. they say he lived in the neighborhood where the murders happened. they say he is currently in jail held on unrelated federal gun charges, his home was raided last year and 50 guns seized. two nurses, their two teenage daughters, two double murders in the largo neighborhood less than two months apart. now after months and months of investigation, prince george's county police have identified a potential suspect. this is half of the file. 14 binders, records of countless interviews. they're confident about the evidence in this case. >> in our opinion it has been a solid case, it is a solid case. >> reporter: the double-double murders happened in january 2009 and march 2009. detectives anthony shartner, bernie nelson, on this case from the beginning, working nonstop, no vacation, no holidays for them. sources say they have linked this potential suspect t
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Jul 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
montgomery county. utility across from pennsylvania and northern maryland worked around the many downed trees hear to repair the broken lines. work on the street was delayed because someone stole some of the fallen power lines that would have been used in the repair. but neighbor george worthington who had his power restored said they are used to being at the end of the line with pepco. >> a common occurrence. we're on a small feeder line and pepco doesn't concern it southwesterly the small feeders. >> reporter: not far away, five days of waiting came to an end at 1:45 this afternoon. >> look. your light are back on. >> it just happened. just now they turned them on. >> reporter: jerry black had hoped to move into his new home this week. those plans were foil by storm damage to a transformer. he used to live in howard county where power lines are underground and outages rare. >> frustrating. pepco kept saying, they're in your area. they're working on it. a transformer. it is bla bla bla, this and that. i never really got a straight story. >> reporter: across the street, the brand new ge
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Jul 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the tracks to kink. now the maryland transit administration is extending the hours of its customer call center so that it can provide information about delays to passengers. callers can reach the hotline at 1-800-325-rail. that's 1-800-325-7245. the mta says until further notice, those phones will be staffed until 11:00 at night. >>> newly unsealed documents in the case of yeardley love reveal new evidence to the case. today a judge released the details of the search warrant outlining what police found and what was missing from several key locations. yeardley love was found dead in her charlottesville apartment in early may. police have charged george huguely, her ex-boyfriend and a uva men's lacrosse player with her murder. the search warrant states that police took swabs of red stains, most likely blood from all over love's apartment, including on sheets and the wall. they also found a note from huguely there. in huguely's apartment, the found a uva lacrosse t-shirt with a red stain on it, another note addressed to love, and a pair of shorts with his passport inside. investigator
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Jul 10, 2010 5:30am EDT
in silver spring, maryland, a fan long before he had enough money to pay for a ticket to see a fight. >> i wanted to become muhammad ali. you know, fourth grade. >> reporter: the oldest of five children, joe was always a scrapper. >> my first fight, god, i was probably four, five years old. >> reporter: from an early age he fell he had to defends himself and his mother against an abusive father. >> i was afraid of him. >> reporter: a trashed box of kid-sized boxing gloves led to a new venture. >> i got the whole neighborhood, put them in my backyard. i thought that by virtue of the fact i owned the gloves, i would be the best guy out there. and this kid whipped up on me like there was no tomorrow. >> reporter: by then joe's father was gone most of the time. >> my father left home when -- were in seventh grade. >> reporter: make nothingly payments to keep her kids in catholic school, joe's mother was proud when show graduated from st. john's military academy. and went on to mt. st. mary's college in maryland. but he was kicked out of college for fighting freshman year. so he decided t
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Jul 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
., maryland and virginia found themselves without power. a busy commercial section lost power for much of the day. >> starting on the other side of 13th street, some manholes that did pop. we probably have burnt cable. we're going to splice, repair the damage. try to get it done this evening. >> reporter: harry thomas jr. says his constituents are frustrated and he and others want answers. >> we're glad they're calling an emergency hearing on this, but we're reviewing the process if place and wonder why this should happen because our most vulnerable citizens and those with health issues are now in pearl. >> reporter: he said he would like to see the city open more cooling centers. back to you. >> thanks. >>> now, veronica johnson joins us when we'll get a break. >> it's coming. just hang on. the record for today, 100 degrees. 95 at reagan national, we flirt wd the record heat again and well above the average of 88 degrees. so, 95, cooler than yesterday, but the humidity was sky high all day long. persistently high with dew point temperatures running from 65 to about 70, 71 degrees. very h
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Jul 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
by wake-up time tomorrow morning. and then climbing quickly into the 60s. maryland, plaque top hills, orchard, dropped down to 52 degrees. right now it is an even 70 degrees in fire department. great falls, virginia, great te. 75 after a 55-degree start this morning. and even gaithersburg. i mentioned al going to see a very substantial warming trend next weekend. here's why. like the temperature in the high plains. when bismarck, north dakota, is nosing in on 100 degrees, that's about two or three days away from us. the warm air comes up over the ridge of high pressure that's been steering our weather very effectively, bringing the cool air in on the front end of it. pushing the tropical storm and eventually hurricane alex all the way into part of mexico. lot of moisture across texas and louisiana. that area of high pressure which pushed alex out. it will open up the flood gate to bringing in an enormous. a humidity as we get into the middle part of next week. no rain in the forecast. a couple of showers across the carolinas and georgia. the heavy industrial strength rains down
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Jul 17, 2010 9:00am EDT
intersection of muncaster mill road and meadow side lane in derwood, maryland. police are still investigating this accident. no word on the condition of the two injured passengers. >>> road maintenance in northern virginia has reached a quote crisis point. those are the words of fairfax county officials pushing for more funding from the state. county board chair sent a letter to virginia senator yesterday. the majority leader the. also a democrat from fairfax county. she said the roads have fallen into disrepair, potholes is unfixed, grass is unmowed. she said fairfax county will receive less than two grand over the next six years for secondary road construction. >>> metro crews still trying to fix those broken escalators at the dupont circle stop. only two are still out of service. on wednesday four were out. riders have been huffing up and down those 120 steps. metro said repair work is a slow process because some of the parts are no longer available and have to be custom made. >>> if you're riding metro this weekend you want to add some time to your trip, there will be work on the red, yel
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Jul 12, 2010 11:00am EDT
park, maryland. >> reporter: prince george's county coupolice are describing these suspects as predators, saying they're preying on folks and betraying their most sacred trust, as police. >> anytime it's a cowardly act. >> reporter: police say that's exactly what these two men did in langley park 3:30 sunday morning. >> badges, of course police written across their clothing. they were dressed in police duty gear. and just led the victims to believe that they were police officers. >> reporter: prince george's county police say 24-year-old bl daniel baylock and 20-year-old kennedy ventura attacked and robbed two people in on 15th avenue in lngley park after distracting them by pretending to be cops. police say the men, who are believed to work as security guards, were in a black suv with flashing green strobe lights. most of the people who live in this section of langley park are nonenglish-speaking immigrants, who have just come to america and are learning the way that our police department works. making them perfect victims. >> they're taking advantage of them. a lot of these p
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Jul 13, 2010 11:00am EDT
, winchester, virginia. 77, leesburg. 77 buoy, maryland. 80 degrees, annapolis. a look at the radar. not an awful lot going on just yet. a couple of rumbles of thunder on the eastern shore of maryland. those storms are moving away. there are more showers and storms starting to develop across eastern tennessee, eastern kentucky, far western virginia. we have many more dry hours left in front of us. one or two breaks of sunshine can still not be completely ruled out. that will allow temperatures to climb up in the mid-80s. afternoon showers and thunderstorms will become more and more likely. the extra cloud cover may delay the start of the rain and the thunderstorms. anything that does bubble up later today has the chance to reach severe limits. veronica will be here to keep you posted. >>> let's check out how the mid-day traffic is moving. jerry edwards joins us with the latest. >> good morning, everyone. a lot of detours and folks trying to find their way around with a lot ofñr roads that are closed. we a stretch of new york avenue blocked for a short time just a little while ago. it wa
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Jul 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
, maryland. neighbors say this is not the first time something like this has happened. our news 4 report. >> it drives me nuts. >> reporter: peggy la floor says she has been dealing with this, cats running through her neighborhood, hiding under her car. as cute as they are, they are frustrated because there are just too many of them. >> they come over here. we can't even open our doors or windows in the springtime because of the smell. it's really, really bad. >> reporter: she said the problem is this house and the woman inside who for years has been hoarding dozens of cats. when we talked to the woman who did not wish to have her face on camera, she didn't think it was a problem. >> there were 25 out back and three inside. >> reporter: 28 cats. do you think that's a lot? >> they were cared for. they were fed. they had water. >> reporter: charles county animal control tells a different story. after repeated requests to clean up the feces and unsafe living conditions were ignored, they decided to suit up and move in. crews arrived around 1:30 and three hours later they rounded up 2
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Jul 12, 2010 4:30am EDT
site to collect the oil. >>> one local organization is raising concerns that a maryland military base is causing residents to develop cancer. the group called fighting for frederick alleges that ft. detrick has shown cancer showing up because of improperly disposed animals and chemicals. ft. detrick has not posted a response. >>> the u.s. department of veterans affairs will reveal a new process to help former warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress sin domestic. they are extreme lining an approval process that it denied veterans treatment. brian moore has more. >> reporter: some of this is the fallout of what happened at walter reed. this is part of an overall effort to help better serve the veterans who served and sacrificed. the mission to treat the warriors is just beginning. today the obama administration lays out a extrestream lined pr. >> veterans for today's wars and earlier wars have found themselves stimied, to prove that a specific event caused their ptsd. >>> charles eggleston is fighting flashbacks, depression and insomnia. the new va system will help determine wound
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Jul 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of a man suffering dehydration. despite the heat, construction crews in silver spring, maryland, are working on poplar run, the developer winchester homes made sure a safety officer was on hand. >> i have to make sure all the employees of ours are safe and all of contractors and meeting all osha requirements. >> reporter: how about these workers spreading hot asphalt? washington pavements is putting in a new driveway for the savoie suites. the asphalt can be 200 degrees or more, add to that the 100-degree heat of the day, you have a headache. >> your feet are hot. you feel like you are in an oven. >> reporter: metro is operating red line trains between rhode island and new york avenue at five miles an hour because of heat kinks, because of heat kinks on tr tracks. also they say they are removing some of their cars that have faulty air conditioning. finally, this pepco crew in northeast washington hopes to have power restored so the residents here don't have to go through another sleepless night because of the heat. that's the latest from the scene. back to you in the studio. >> that
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Jul 12, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. if you're continuing toward maryland, here's the path. connecticut avenue away us from toward silver spring. the good news is the pace turns around through college park but the outer loop will be congested. every which way you look, thing are nastiy. 95 headed southbound. not too bad out of springfield. heavier still down toward newington. no signs of major traffic activity. back to you. >> thanks. and an islamist militant group is claiming responsibility for two terrible bombings in uganda. the explosions ripped through two bars packed with association fans. they were watching the final moment of the world cup on tv. 74 people were killed including an american graduated from the you've of delaware. one of the survivors is a 16-year-old girl from ellicott city. uganda may have been chosen as a target because the company sent peace keepers to somalia to help fight an uprising by groups associated with al qaeda. today marks exactly sick months since the devastating earthquake struck haiti back in january. reconstruction efforts are moving very slowly. some estimates say it could
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Jul 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. it's time for fios. >>> maryland's health officials say two more deaths have been attributed to the hot weather. that brings the number to ten. the most recent deaths include one in baltimore another in prince george's county. both were over the age of 65 and had underlying conditions. the victims were found inside their homes which did not have air conditioning. the temperature inside measured above 90 degrees. it's 6:19 right now. now a break. >> that's right. we need it desperately around here not to be above 90 degrees. we've been 90 or higher the entire last week. our first back-to-back 100 degrees in 11 years over the course of the week. finally a little change coming our way. welcomed news. cloudy skies and some rain showers out there to get your saturday started but it's been so hot and so dry for so long that i think everyone is willing to take some cloudy cool rain showers even on a weekend. outside on your saturday take a check of it. from the roof of the hotel down near national airport where our city camera lives. cloudy and wet s
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Jul 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
western maryland. rainfall chances will linger here through the morning hours at least. about lunchtime today that area of low pressure should start to make good progress out of the area. after about noontime the showers will be lifting on out and the rain showers will go away with them. what we'll say for the forecast, morning clouds and showers, afternoon clearing, warm and humid, mid-90s and sunshine return for tomorrow and for friday. we're almost done with the rain. wet roads for the morning commute. >> good morning, everyone. the capitol beltway could be troublesome in virginia between springfield and i-66. a couple of spots along braddock road and i-66, look out for high water. any construction zones where the jersey walls are up probably will not drain well so we'll watch it carefully. elsewhere we'll see where your commute is going down the i-270 spur. so far so good but plenty of road spray so be very cautious. >> have your walking shoes ready this morning if you have to use the dupont circle metro station. some of the escalators may still not be working. crewed work
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Jul 26, 2010 4:00pm EDT
maryland and just made a mess of the morning rush. about 200 of those signals are still dark at this hour. these pictures are from montgomery county where the outages seem to be concentrated. they backed up traffic at major intersections. some drivers say the commute took twice as long as usual today. >> the ride home, too, will be a rough one. first a look from tracy wilkins with more on what it looked like this morning. >> reporter: traffic was backed up around the washington area as drivers tried driving through major intersections without traffic lights. >> it's a painful it's taking me an hour where it usually takes about 25, 30 minutes. >> last night's storm left about 30 intersections around d.c. like this one at nebraska and nevada avenues. d-dot has some temporary stop signs put up to remind drivers what to do when the signals are out. >> be respectful to everybody. >> reporter: while most know what to do at four-way intersections, this five-way intersection in beth daze including major rows like old he he georgetown and arlington got a little confusing. inbound traffic was
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Jul 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
martinsburg. manassas 52. clinton, maryland 57. i wanted to show you garrett college, deep creek lake, 45 degrees this morning. oh, my gosh. we have high pressure centered on top of us. it stay with us through the holiday weekend. no rain for july 4th and no rain for today. we'll go from 75 at 9:00 to 83 at noon. 88 by 6:00. i'll have the rest of your details coming up in just a few minutes. >> thanks, kim. >>> we have breaking news this morning, an amber alert has been issued in maryland. police are looking for 2-year-old aaron gomez. he was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue pants. little aaron gomez was last seen near adelphi, maryland and police believe the suspect with him, a 22-year-old man. he does have two tatoos one that says lidia on his neck and ice on his arm. he may be driving a black nissan sentra with maryland tags 5fj-e 91. >>> we're also following some breaking news out of the democratic republican of the jong. a u.n. radio station is reporting 190 people are dead after a truck carrying oil flipped and exploded. this happened overnight near a remote village along the
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Jul 20, 2010 11:00am EDT
this morning that came through western maryland, panhandle ofl west virginia and into northern maryland. that's up into southern pennsylvania, near york pennsylvania and continuing to move off to the east. it is up to 87 in washington. the heat is on even with the cloud cover. it has warmed into the mid and upper 80s, not only here but around the bay and the eastern shore. it is in the 80s around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. over the last 12 hours, we have had this cloud cover coming in in advance of a weak front way out in the midwest. it's going to bring a bit of welcomed relief by the end of the week. for this afternoon, partly sunny, humid, a chance of a passing thunderstorm between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. highs reach the low and mid-90s. a look at the rest of the week and some changes on the way and the weekend as well. that will be coming up in a few minutes. stay tuned. >>> we'll see you in a few minutes. vre is already expanding its new express train service just one day after it started. the new service from fredericksburg to union station ran the inaugural trip ye
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Jul 17, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, both teenagers were in serious condition. >> maryland state highway officials say the local bridges are okay after yesterday's earthquake. surveillance cameras were rolling in motor cars in germanton. when the quake hit at 5:04 yesterday, no one was hurt and no serious damage was reported from the quake. officials did say aftershocks could occur after the next few days. >>> tourists work to beat the summer heat that's been pounding the d.c. area. check out the kids, they ran over a sprinkler in the national mall and even adults took time to cool off as well. they lounged by a fountain. the question now, kim martucci, how hot did it get? >> we venture onned, what a surprise, into the 90s. we have the dog days of summer going on and here's what we can expect. 90s, 90s, 90s. so far we've been lucky and we dodged the drops, but, you know what? we'll get with them at some point probably by the beginning of the week and we have hot 90s for several more days and we are tying a previous stretch of 90-degree weather in a row. the storms monday and tuesday. i'm going to get the scoop on when
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Jul 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
made about the war in afghanistan. the former maryland lieutenant governor was caught on tape attacking president obama's afghan policy. steele suggested that the war there is unwinnable. other republicans who support the war are accusing steele of undermining american troops. democrats are calling for steele to resign, steele did release a statement today calling the war a necessary one. adding that the stakes are too high to accept anything but success in afghanistan. >>> still ahead tonight, mother of the bride, hillary clinton talking about making time for her new job. >>> and this july 4th is going to be a hot one. just how hot? >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has her hands full as america's top diplomat. her latest role as mother of the bride has her beaming. clinton's daughter chelsea is said to marry an investment banker at the end of the month. in poland today, clinton talked about squeezing in dress fittings and flowers in between overseas trips. then talked about her daughter's wedding again while in china. >> my daughter is getting married. it's the most imp
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Jul 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
coming through columbia, maryland, possibly producing some hail as well as some heavy rains. there is a look at the potential or risk area for tomorrow. many more warnings. i think they'll be widespread between the afternoon tomorrow and about 8:00 p.m. so 2:00 to 8:00 is the window to watch for tomorrow. >> thanks, veronica. >>> rain wasn't the only thing making the roads slick in montgomery county. a 24-inch water main burst in potomac on south glen road near norton road. crews closed part of the road to traffic. the city of rockville owns the pipe. so far there have been no service interruptions or water restrictions. that is the same 24-inch water main that ruptured last week. it sent water spewing high into the air for several hours on wednesday and prompted water restrictions for rockville residents into the weekend. city officials aren't sure how long it will take to fix the section of pipe that broke today. >>> washington spends more than $70 million a year on homeland security. but last friday a 19-year-old imposter walked into a metro bus slot, started up a bus weighing close
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Jul 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
into bethesda and connecticut avenue both in maryland and into the northwest part of the district. it just doesn't look very good at this point. back to you. >> jackie bensen, thanks. >>> the storms also had deadly consequences. the weather is blamed for knocking down a tree that slammed into a minivan in college park yesterday. police say the driver, 44-year-old michelle humanic was killed. her mother-in-law was also in that van. she was injured and taken to the hospital. >>> police in maryland say annapolis resident warren douglas smith was killed on the water yesterday. he got caught in the height of the storm while riding a personal watercraft near the bay bridge. smith was 63 years old. >>> and in virginia, the loudon county sheriff's office says the tree limb struck 6-year-old eric lawson in sterling. it happened while he was walking near a park with his family about 3:15 yesterday afternoon. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. >>> the water restrictions from montgomery and prince george's county have finally been lifted. they issued mandatory water restrictions for all
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Jul 5, 2010 4:00am EDT
record breaking heat wave from boston to new york's jones beach down to ocean city maryland, you could barely see the sand for the umbrellas as people flocked to the shore to cool off. throughout the northeast, they're bracing for even higher temperatures as the week moves on. bill karins will have more for us on that in just a few moments. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in iowa, tragedy struck a fourth of july parade when two horses pulling a wagon were spooked and started galloping out of control. the run away steed dragged them for a six block stretch. sadly a 60-year-old woman was killed and at least 23 were injured. >>> in tennessee, flames lit up the night sky after one town's independence day celebration. moments after a fourth of july fireworks finale, an abandoned building burt into flames. it took fire crews hours to get the flames under control. officials say the fire started in a wire box on the roof. and have not said if the fireworks contributed to the blaze. >>> in michigan, a husband and wife spate their way to top honest
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Jul 1, 2010 11:00am EDT
arlington and fairfax countys and points west. southern maryland, around the bay, temperatures there are in the low to mid-70s right now. a little bit of a breeze off the water. just a spectacular day. look at the dew points. right into the 40s at this hour. these dew points indicating this very dry air mass that's in place here. temperatures out of the mountains did dip down into the 40s. now, it's in the 60s there. feeling almost like autumn on the eastern shore. it is in the mid-70s now as well as at the atlantic beaches and the view from space over the last 12 hours showing a gorgeous weather pattern moving in coming from high pressure anchored over the great lakes. this is an enormous area of high pressure that stretches from the upper midwest, the canadian border, counsel totten see valley, the eastern plains and all the way to the eastern seaboard. it is centered over michigan right now. let's go forward over the next 48 hours. it certainly is a very dry air mass as well. things are drying out around here, many of the lawns are parched. we could use some rain. this high pressure is g
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Jul 30, 2010 4:30am EDT
volume northbound as you commute north to springfield. maryland, so far so good. american legion bridge, outer loop, inner loop, all is well. joe, pat? >> thanks very much, jerry. >>> well, with just a day left in july, it's already become the deadliest month for u.s. forces in afghanistan. overnight, we learned three more u.s. service members have been killed. a nato statement released earl i didn't this morning says the measures died in two separate blasts. those three deaths bring the u.s. death toll in afghanistan to at least 63 according to the associated press. that's the largest number in one month in the history of the nearly nine year war. >>> we're following a developing story out of california this morning. that's where firefighters are trying to get a handle on a blaze it that has scorched more than 2,000 acres overnight in los angeles county. the blaze broke out yesterday afternoon and quickly spread over seven square miles. about 1200 homes were under a mandatory evacuation orders last night, but so far none of the homes has been damaged. another massive fire near t
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Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
injured, a teenager from maryland. john joins us live from our newsroom to tell us about this. >> reporter: somalia's terrorist group which has linked to al qaeda is now claiming responsibility for the bombing that's current spain's world cup triumph into tragedy. this is the aftermath of the blast that went off in the capital city of kampala. one of the bombs was set off here where hundreds gathered for a viewing party for the final game of the world cup. among 74 people dead, nate, a former use of delaware student. the organization invisible children said the 25-year-old was in uganda helping them with aid work. the other blast went off at a nearby ethiopian restaurant. a family friend of emily said the 16-year-old was there having dinner with her church missionary group when the bomb went off. no word on the extent of her injuries but the family friend sa offer can set thor is being medivacked off. >> she was so happy to be there. she didn't want to leave. she extended the trip a week and just had a great time. and unfortunately, it is coming to an end like this. and it is
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Jul 23, 2010 4:00pm EDT
temperature. many locations though have made it over 100. frederick, maryland, 102. winchester, virginia, in the shenandoah valley, 101. mid to upper 90s in many spots. you factor in the humidity and the heat index values are over 100, literally everywhere. some places are dangerously hot. winchester, 112 heat index. culpepper, 111. downtown, 106. the current heat index in leonardtown, maryland. the excessive heat watch is for tomorrow. that's the next step up in the advisory criteria for weather. that means the heat index values may surpass 110 degrees. temperatures the rest of the evening, mid 90s for, through 5:00. low 90s through at least 7:00 p.m. only into the mid 80s by 11:00. a toasty warm evening is on the way for tomorrow. that will be the worst of the worst. the highs tomorrow, air temperature may crack 101 degrees tomorrow. that will crush the old record high temperature. as we get into sunday, maybe a chance for a shower or a thunderstorm. we'll talk more about that and bring you up to date on tropical storm bonny across south western florida getting ready to move
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Jul 20, 2010 4:00pm EDT
toward newington. more delays from dale city towards quantico. >>> maryland's gamble on slots is in the hands of voters. anne arundel county residents have a right to decide whether a proposed casino will be built there. the planned casino near hanover, may not go forward if voters don't approve zoning. if voters give a thumbs up they would have 4,750 slot machines. >>> a bank robber with a romantic side. >>> you may think your electric bill is too high. marge what the gay lord hotel at national harbor pay every month. not as much as you might think. >>> a woman gets hit by lightning while at work. >>> coming up at 4:45, we go along with montgomery county officers on the prowl for pot plants. >>> a bank robber in new york city decided to say it with flowers. he came into the bank of manhattan armed with a bouquet. he pulled a card out of the flowers. instead of a sweet sentiment it said don't be a heroes and demands '50s and 100s. he ran off with the crash. >>> a missouri woman is recovering after being struck by lightning. tina ryan works for the parks service. one colleague whose feet
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Jul 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. and maryland area that will be without it tonight. reporting live on 10th street northeast. back to you. >> thank you. >>> there are now water restrictions in place in frederick, maryland. today mayor randy mcclement asked residents to voluntarily conserve water until further notice. tend intense heat and minimal rainfall have result in lower water levels. officials suggest that people minimize the use of their garbage disposal. use refrigerated water instead of running the tap for cold drinks and use a broom, he says, instead of a hose to clean your driveway or your sidewalk. >>> another hearing planned to talk about metro's deadly crash of last summer. members of the washington area congressional delegation will meet fwri the head of the national transportation safety board. they'll learn more about the ntsb's findings and recommendations. the ntsb blamed a faulty electronic circuit and metro's safety culture on the deadly crash that killed nine people last june. >>> a toddler is in serious condition after a chemical accident. i happened this morning in the 2500 block of 17th stre
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Jul 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
from pennsylvania and northern maryland worked around the many downed trees to repair the broken line. work on the street was delayed because someone stole some of the fallen power line that would have been used in the repair. but neighbor george wordsington who had his power restored wednesday night said they are used to being at the end of the line with pepco. >> a common occurrence. we're on a small feeder line. they're primary concern is to get the cash register ringing again. >> reporter: that kind of frustration was on full display at pepco this afternoon when four customers still without power confronted pepco president tom graham about why they were still in the dark. >> again, may apologies for the inconvenience. >> reporter: the news conference, pepco conceded it should have done better communicating with customers. >> we've had admittedly we've had some technology challenges. when things sell down, starting next week, we're going to start taking a hard look at that. because we owe our customers better informing than we were able to provide this time. >> reporter: back
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Jul 24, 2010 9:00am EDT
in the morning out in salisbury, maryland. it's going to be an unbearable warm day today. 101. the heat index probably 110 or higher. excessive heat warning has been issued by the national weather service. it goes through 10:00 this evening so be very careful. >> you keep saying 110 or higher like you're afraid to even mention. >> yesterday we had a few spots that topped out at about 112, 113. not a lot of time over 110 but enough. >>> again, the best advice if you don't have to leave your air conditioning, don't do it. despite that extreme heat we've been talking about, some people are still heading outside, though. among them news 4's derrick ward who continues our live coverage on the national mall this morning where some people are out. are they trying to stay cool or just sweating like you are, derrick? >> i don't imagine they're trying to stay cool or they wouldn't be out if they were trying to stay cool. this may be the coolest part of the day, trying to get their runs in. it is downright dangerous doing any kind of physical exertion. the federal government has declared a he
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Jul 30, 2010 4:00am EDT
the couch. >>> this comes to us from hagers town, maryland, where in a nearby town a man got a little more than he bargained for when he bought a used van. several days after driving it home he found a little tiny 5 week olde kitten living in the spare tire. he believes the mother was also living there but jumping out when the van started movingle. although the kitchen was dehee drated and covered with oil, he now goes by the name lucky. >> so today we had a kiten in a spare tire and a cheeseburger and a pickle in a gas tank. we've got it all. >>> have a great weekend, bill. i'm veronica de la cruz, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >>> our time is 4:28 with 72 degrees out there. yes, 72 degrees. about ten degrees cooler than it was this time yesterday and a lot clearer sky, as well. feels pretty nice. i'm joe krebs. >> feels fresh. welcome to news 4 "today." it's friday, july 30th, 2010. this morning thousands of area residents are still in the dark. right now more than 2600 customers in montgomery county still have no power
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Jul 16, 2010 7:00am EDT
say is the epicenter of the quake, that is a field just a few miles outside of d.c. -- maryland, actually. looks pretty good to me. >> looks good. >> we'll get you the late nest a live report from down there. >> wow. >> in just a couple of minutes. we're very happy there's no damage or injuries. >>> take a look at another great picture. this is a sight gulf coast residents have waited nearly three months to see, oil -- no oil gushing from that busted pipe in the gulf. it is a relief for a lot of people. but bp cautions no one should celebrate just yet. remember, this is an integrity test on that new cap, engage the pressure within the ruptured oil well. of course it's only a temporary fix until the relief wells are operational. we'll have more on that just ahead. >>> plus casey anthony, the florida mom accused of murdering her own daughter, breaks down in court as she sees her entire family for the first time in 20 months. we'll have details coming up. >>> we'll begin with that breaking news, an overnight earthquake felt in and around the nation's capital. people working in our
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Jul 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> maryland health officials now say two more deaths have been attributed to the hot weather. that brings the total number of heat-related deaths in the state to ten. the most recent deaths include one in baltimore and another in prince george's county. both victims were over the age of 65 and had underlying conditions. the victims were found inside their homes which did not have air conditioning and were above 90 degrees inside. >>> some much needed relief from the heat is on the way. it also comes with some rain which we also need pretty badly. meteorologist veronica johnson joins us with the latest. what's the good news, veronica? >> reporter: the good news is that we're really cooling down to a rain and that really today we're wrapping up this latest heat wave because next couple of days are going to feel really nice. and how about today? cool start to the workweek, 93 the temperature. 93 at 2:00. as you said, we're getting much needed rainfall. weather watcher brian couch frederick county, virginia, shawneeland, he started his e-mail with "yea! finally some rain. in fact
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